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Why we started CEBHA+

Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by a substantial burden of disease. Results of the Global Burden of Disease study show that premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases and unintentional injuries are on the rise.

 

Inadequate human resources, a weak healthcare infrastructure and limited capacities pose enormous challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Inefficient prevention and treatment measures are straining already overstretched resources in health systems.

There is a need to develop and implement evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and unintentional injuries in Africa. There is a further need to address the paucity of rigorous research relevant to the African context and a need to enhance the effective translation of evidence into policy-and-practice.

 

We think the solution lies in evidence-based health care and public health, which involves using best available evidence as well as knowledge and values of stakeholders and experts in making decisions that affect health.

Goals CEBHA+

As an overarching goal, CEBHA+ aims to build long-term capacity and infrastructure for evidence-based healthcare and public health in sub-Saharan Africa.  We aim to accomplish this by ensuring that the priority research questions are relevant and fill a real gap, through conducting robust research and through overcoming the disconnect between primary research, evidence synthesis and implementation into policy-and-practice.

Priority Research Areas

Together with partner institutions and policy-makers, CEBHA+ identified 3 priority health problems in sub-Saharan Africa: diabetes mellitus, hypertension and road traffic injuries.

Work Packages

CEBHA+ research will support public health research infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa through the conduct of primary research, systematic reviews, and the promotion of the use of research evidence in decision-making. 

 

CEBHA+ capacity building focuses on building capacity within CEBHA+ partner institutions and beyond, on an individual, organisational and system level, in conducting high-quality research and evidence synthesis, and in translating research into policy-and-practice.

 

CEBHA+ networking aims to improve connectivity between all partners and promote close ties with policy-and-practice partners.

CEBHA+ has emerged from the Collaboration for Evidence Based Health Care in Africa (CEBHA)